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it. i think scrap the cap is a good slogan for them to use. you're going to find that more and more people are going to be pressing their congressmen about this. >> in a little town, we just raised the minimum wage to $15. it was done by the people. >> that is all for this evening. the rachel maddow show starts now. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. the various branchs of the united states military all offer a service academy. that's about an hour north of new york city, west point new york. the united states navel academy, it is in a beautiful spot in downtown annapolis, maryland. and then there's the united states air force academy, which is in a societily different part of the country. it's way inland in colorado springs, colorado. colorado springs is really known for two things, it's home to the air force academy with its big airfield and it's massive football stadiums. colorado springs is also home to focus on the family. literally if you walk out the back door of focus on the family and you cross the ronald reagan highway, you're on the landing strip for the
for joining us this hour. the state of illinois is a bright, bright, bright blue state. right? and every one of the previous six presidential elections going back to 1992, illinois voted handily for the democratic candidate for president. and last year's presidential election, president obama won in his home state of illinois by 17 points. and that does not mean there are no republican areas and no republican members of congress in illinois. there are plenty of conservative parts of the state, but state-wide, illinois is very blue. which makes it all the more amazing that illinois has a senator, of course, senators are elected state-wide, illinois has a senator who is a republican. senator mark kirk was elected to fill the seat that was once held by president obama. after the rod blagojevich scandal of the governor essentially trying to sell that seat, the scandal that ultimately put governor blagojevich in prison, republican mark kirk is the man who eventually got that seat. senator kirk is probably best known for the major health challenges he has survived since becoming a senator. senator
because they are so psyched that russia hates gays so much more than they used to. so the world congress of families is based in illinois. and mark kirk's home state. and apparently, if you're an interest group of some kind and your group would like to hold a meeting in one of the rooms at the u.s. capitol, you just call up one of your home state senators and ask if they will book the room for you. i didn't think i knew that it happened this way, but apparently, this is a very common practice. and it's the kind of thing that happens frequently enough that it's handled at the staff level as a relatively routine level. so, mark kirk's office got the call. the world congress of families, okay, that's a fairly anodyne sounding name. they called senator kirk's office. and through his office, they booked meeting space at the united states capitol for today. the meeting they were planning on holding in the capitol was specifically to praise how anti-gay russia has become. and to strategize for how to get that kind of russian-style anti-gay stuff happening over here. how to bring anti-gay polici
for joining us. >> i was so hammered, chris, good evening, i didn't know what i was doing. >> one of your drunken stupors. >> exactly, took the words out of my mouth. >>> very excited to tell you our first guest tonight is elizabeth warren, a senator from massachusetts who is making democrats do back flips over the effect she is having on the democratic party, and she could be a big part of the next round of national democratic leadership for 2016 and beyond. senator elizabeth warren is our guest live in just a moment. >>> and in washington, though, this was the remarkable scene outside the home of republican house speaker john boehner early this morning. it is dark in these images because it started before dawn on the sidewalk in front of his house on capitol hill. and it carried on into the early morning light this morning. as young activists were bold enough to go to john boehner's doorstep to try to increase the pressure for him to allow a vote on immigration reform. this footage is from nbc latino, which covered the action this morning. >> what we're protesting here -- >> the reason
for joining us today. as you probably know it was a really, really busy news day. there was a lot going on. the administration released the enrollment numbers for the affordable care act. turns out in the first months of obama care going into effect over 100,000 people enrolled in new health insurance plans. president obama had tried to set expectations low for what the first enrollment numbers would be. his speech last month in boston, for example, noted that in the first month of sign-ups for the massachusetts version of health reform, only 100 people signed none the whole first month. but in massachusetts, eventually the glitches got ironed out, and enrollment numbers went up. and now in massachusetts, there is essentially universal coverage. that state is essentially the template for our national numbers. but the numbers out today, 100,000 people signed up in the first month. in addition, another one million people were determined to be eligible for getting a new play in marketplaces for health insurance. but they have not chosen a plan yet. the overall idea is for everybody to get ins
us this hour. in the 2012 presidential campaign, one of the big questions that sort of bedevilled the romney campaign was the issue of mitt romney's personal tax returns. they wanted to base the romney campaign in part on his success as a business man, but didn't want to release any of his tax returns, which would show that information in great detail. just got hammered over the tax returns issue for months. and when they finally decided they were going to release one single year ofitt romney's tax returns, they did it in september and they did it late in the day on a friday afternoon. and that was not a coincidence. the george w. bush administration, the obama administration, really lots of presidents have shown a pronounced tendency to release the white house salary lists late in the day on friday. the obama administration announced they would keep the george w. bush military tribunals going in an announcement they made late in the day on a friday. when chris christie decided to veto the .50 caliber gunman he suggested in new jersey, he announced it, say with it me now, late in
and congressman butterfield. thanks for joining us tonight. that is "all in" for this evening. chris will be back tomorrow. you can catch my show, "up with steve kornacki" at 8:00 a.m. weekends time. >> it's great to have you on at prime-time. >> thanks to you at home for joining me this hour. happy halloween. as you can see, same costume as last year. middle-aged lesbian pundit in a jacket bought for less than $20 at a mall. trick or treat. this is chris mcdaniel, he is a mississippi state senator of the tea party persuasion. he wants to mount a tea party hard right-wing primary challenge against mississippi's long-serving republican u.s. senator, thad cochran. and chris mcdaniel was the source of a little bit of political embarrassment earlier this month when the news magazine, mother jones, wrote about his history with neoconfederate groups in his state. mr. mcdaniel has been keynoting events hosted by this group, which is a local chapter of the sons of confederate veterans. one of the events that chris mcdaniel did for them featured all of the attendees dressing up in conf
here used to be a very bustling area. used to be houses everywhere. >> right in this area. >> yes, sir. houses all over the place. businesses were bustling. right here you could see some abandoned, boarded up windows and houses. and that's the empty factory plant. >> i don't see a lot of activity. what happened to this factory? >> well, you've got hundreds of thousands of jobs that have moved overseas. >> these are about people underground that could no longer go get a factory job, therefore couldn't feed their family, therefore couldn't consume from the store. that's how this went down to nothing. then drugs and guns and all of that was proliferated. >> i raised my son not to play with guns. i talked to my son six hours before he was murdered. my son told me he was coming home. he went home. but not to me. god called him. >> mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord! >> my father and my grandmother were gunned down by gun violence, taken away from me as a child. i was traumatized. i used to have bad dreams. and it took a long period of time before i was able to overcome,
get into the same kind of political advocacy that kufi does -- >> so it's not even that this is useful from the policy agenda that they have made this kind of pact. >> and they're not necessarily involved in politics over settlements and the occupation and so on. >> sarah posner from mother jones and sam seder from majority report, thank you both. that is "all in" for this evening. >> i'm so psyched you got ralph reed on to talk sarah's story there. >> it was amazing. >> it was amazing to hear him be like, yeah, not exactly my cup of tea, but i understand why they do that. and we have some texas perspective on why george bush may not be backing out of this. thanks to you for joining us this hour. this is the website for repeal romney care! this is what you get if you go to the registered website that used to be repeal romn romneycare.com. look, it's in japanese! i have seen a lot of spam websites in my day, but i have seen very few spam websites that unexpectedly pop up on your computer, in japanese. i do not read japanese, so i do not know if the google translate function is just wors
against mississippi's long-serving republican u.s. senator, thad cochran. and chris mcdaniel was the source of a little bit of political embarrassment earlier this month when the news magazine, mother jones, wrote about his history with neoconfederate groups in his state. mr. mcdaniel has been keynoting events hosted by this group, which is a local chapter of the sons of confederate veterans. one of the events that chris mcdaniel did for them featured all of the attendees dressing up in confederate uniforms. and these are not just guys who celebrate the history of the confederacy. these are guys who think there ought to be a confederacy now. they fly the confederate flag and wear confederate battle uniforms. not just because they like that the south seceded once, but because they want the south to secede again, and for pretty much the same reasons that they did the first time. this was a political embarrassment when the neoconfederate, neosecessionist leanings of this guy were reported nationally, but it should be noted that it was not an embarrassment for him. he is no
. joining us now is ryan grim. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> so, congressman mccarthy saying they're not even going to try to me is less of a surprise than him saying they're not going to try because there's in time. don't they control the legislative cal an darr? >> there's five minutes to do a vote. put it on the floor, start the timer. in fact, you can do it in a minute if you felt like it. everybody has that long to vote. it's not about time. it's about the fact that republicans don't want to do immigration reform. it's pretty much as simple as that. if you look at the thing that eric cantor for instance thought would be the easiest, you know, what he called the kids act and what everybody else kind of knows as the dream act, allowing kids who were brought here as 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, allowing them to get citizenship, that hasn't even emerged. that's because republicans are pushing back on it. they're saying wait a minute, if we allow these kids to become citizens, then what if they sponsor their parents who are here, then their parents might get citizen
in the race, terry mccauliffe. joining us now from mccauliffe campaign headquarters, chuck todd, host of "the daily rundown." so nbc news originally said it was too early, now it's too close. what can you tell us? >> reporter: here's what we can tell you about what changed, frankly as the raw vote count came in, sometimes they can hold a have a margin of error. as the night goes on, the polls are corrected a little bit. but as we know, the vote was out, there's about 20% of the vote that's still uncounted, almost all of it is exclusively in northern virginia, why does that matter? because northern virginia is now a heavily democratic area of the state. so as you have noticed, as the vote count has come in, mccauliffe has closed the gap on cuccinelli. cuccinelli performed a -- if mccauliffe does end up performing at where democrats normally do in northern virginia and he does eke out a victory, he's going to have northern virginia, the issue of abortion and women to thank. because it's going to be essentially a tale of two states in virginia, the state of northern virginia voting in one direct
day. newt happy election night and thank you for joining us. chris christie was elected to a second term in the garden state tonight, a term he has already said the new jersey voters should not expect him to serve to completion. we have not entered the era in new jersey politics that will be known as the oh, man, not our government is -- governor is running for president. that is what it seemed like in the speech. >> the biggest thing i have heard about leadership is that leadership is much less about talking then it is about listening, about bringing people around the table, listening to each other, showing them respect, doing what needed to be done to be able to bring people together and to achieve what we needed to achieve to move our state forward. now, listen, i know that if we can do this in trenton, new jersey, maybe the folks in washington d.c. should turn in their tvs right now to see how it's done. >> if what you are hoping for in the new jersey governance was more, hey, washington, look at me! congratulations, it will be very satisfying second turn of the chris chris the
's not stopping, chris, that was amazing. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us. there's lots going on in the world, including huge whole swathes of america on whether a rather large and powerful storm is going to keep us all from getting home to where ever home is for the holidays this year. the god of supposedly random weather really does like to give us storms on the heaviest travel days before thanksgiving every year and this year it turns out is no exception. got more on that coming up. the iconic political video, yes we can from the 2008 campaigns, that is now translating to other countries politicians. and the obama administration makes a big move late in the day today to stop the sheldoned aalsons and foster freezes and coke brothers of the world from trying to buy the next presidential election as well. they made the change without congress today. they announced the first part of it today. and if you know any i'd logically motivated billionaires and today they seemed like they were in a really bad mood, this policy change might be why. there's a lot going on on this tuesday
evening, chris. that was a really stupendous discussion. thanks. and thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. happy veterans day. >>> something weird is going on in virginia. the iconic visual memory from the recount of the presidential vote in florida in the 2000 election is probably this guy? remember him? his amazing, bulgy eyeballs, staring at those postcard ballots from florida? this poor guy, trying to discern voter intent in those punchcards. he was kind of the iconic visual memory of florida 2000, right? well, this is the commonwealth of virginia today. ringing any bells? in virginia right now, the election is not over, despite the calendar. we know that bishop e.w. jackson is not going to be lieutenant governor in virginia. we know that ken cuccinelli is not going to be governor in virginia, but you know what? ken cuccinelli is still the attorney general of that state, and that turns out to be really, really important, given that the election is not yet over. for the last generation or so, attorneys general in virginia have stepped down if they wanted to run for some other
show starts right now. >>> thanks the to you at home for joining us this hour, on an historic day in american politics. today really was a really, really, really big day. this is richard toronto. do not be distracted by his last name. he is not a mayor. he is not canadian. he has nothing to do with crack cocaine, nothing to do with canadian football, nothing to do with anything that looks anything like this. rather, richard toronto is a lawyer focused on intellectual property issues. he has had a very successful, very highfalutin legal career and he was nominated for a prestigious federal judgeship a couple of years ago, november 2011. he was nominate ed and then nothing. nothing happened. republicans in the senate would not allow there to be a vote on his nomination. and beyond that, they insisted that there would have to be a super majority vote to confirm him as a judge. so not just a majority of the senate could vote for this guy, it would have to be a super majority, as if he were a treaty or a constitutional amendment or something. and so, richard toronto, no relation, waite
business insider, and ana marie cox from the guardian u.s., thank you all for your time. that's all for "all in" this evening. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >> thanks very much for joining this us hour. behold the peaceful transition of power. the transfer of power between people who disagree with one another strongly, but who agree that the democratic process, the vote of the people, is what decides who gets to hold office in this country. the peaceful transition of power between politically opposed forces is really our most noble display of the challenge and the majesty of our democracy. it's also really, personally awkward sometimes. so, yeah, hey, i'm the new guy! really? you're the new guy?! okay. you were the awkward new guy once, too, big guy. transitions can be very awkward. and it's not just awkward transitions for presidents. this was the tiny little outgoing mayor of new york city yesterday, sitting down with the enormous incoming new mayor of new york city. the two of them having what was supposed to be a friendly transition meal together. looked like a lot
friends. thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. this is a view from a plane on its way to alaska. the picture was -- look at that, very nice, right? it was taken, or at least posted september 9th this year. if you are flying to alaska ever for any reason, get a window seat, trust me. this particular lovely photo was taken by a marketing executive who was flying into alaska from chicago. this appears to be another one of his pictures from that same trip as they crossed over from western canada into alaskan snow country. just gorgeous, right? the jet set marketing executive who took these pictures out the window of the plane also wrote this post about the trip. "blogging at 38,000 feet. flying over western canada, our team cannot help but think about being young again. when we first received the assignment to ignite a consumer movement in alaska, we pulled out a map." he says they studied up on the highways and the state capital and then headed up there and landed in alaska and they set up this shoot with big cameras and a pristine looking alaskan lake as a backdrop. we got these p
of justifying that is, well, you know, under george w. bush, democrats used the filibuster a lot. yeah, democrats definitely used it under president bush, but not for every piece of normal business in the senate. they used it to try to block the kind of amazing nominations that george w. bush made on legal issues. like, for example, priscilla owen. priscilla owen had been in the texas supreme court alongside alberto gonzalez. and even a fellow bushy had denounced her on the court for what he called her unconscionable judicial activism against reproductive rights. about whether or not a teenage girl could get an abortion that she wanted. saying the girl should be quizzed about whether or not she understood religious objections to the girl getting an abortion. if she could not articulate religious grounds against her having an abortion then texas should not allow her to get one. that was too much for even alberto gonzalez who filed a special concurring opinion to point out how freaking nuts that was. but when george w. bush, nevertheless, picked priscilla owen for a lifetime appointment
for joining us this hour. the last time this voted for governor in texas, this is the way texas voted if you break it down by race. white people in texas voted for the republican in that race by a 40-point margin. african-americans in texas voted for the democrat in that race by a 77-point margin. latinos in texas also voted democratic, overwhelmingly in that governors' race. latinos rote e voted for the de by a margin of 23 points. of course, in the overall sense, the white population was the largest proportion of the vote overall, so the republican candidate carried the day in that governors race in texas in 2010, but the racial disparities were really, really, really stark. same thing in the presidential race in texas in 2008. it was barack obama running against john mccain. white voters went for the republican by this huge margin. this does not mean that 47% of white people voted republican in texas. it means that white people voted for john mccain by a 47-point margin. black voters picked the democratic candidate for president by a 96-point margin. the black vote in 2008 in texas was 98
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